Saving YouTube gif transparent logo (?!?)

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  1. davidlynch

    davidlynch Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm trying to save the YouTube logo from www.youtube.com and I'm getting a pixel-vfl73.gif 1X1 pixels. Browsers: IE8, Opera.

    How can this be possible (or how they done that)?

    How save this gif image?

    Tried many methods, never seen anything like this before :blink:

    Thanks and sorry for posting such a question, but I'm really curious. :)
     
  2. tgell

    tgell Registered Member

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    Look at the bottom of this page. You will probably have to resize it.
     
  3. davidlynch

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    Thanks tgell, but I've already found even this:

    acceptable ways to depict the YouTube logo

    but the question remains: how they done that and how to get that exact file used on the top left of YouTube page?

     
  4. tgell

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    I looked at the image info in firefox and it listed it as:

    1px × 1px (scaled to 110px × 40px)

    Not sure how they do that.
     
  5. CloneRanger

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    @davidlynch

    yt.gif

    @tgell

    1px × 1px (scaled to 110px × 40px) :thumb:

    Right click and save to your comp ;)
     
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  7. davidlynch

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    hi cloneranger, when I try to save I always get a 1x1 pixel image, which obviously can't be scaled to 110x40. I couldn't test on Firefox, when you try to save you get the full image?

    I've tried even to save the whole page as single archive (mht), complete html, etc, in *no* way I could get it; even on browser cache the file has 1x1 pixel o_O
     
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    No, no ... I meant Web Developer's a great utility for exposing some of what's going on with a web page, the rest controlled server-side on their end. Long story short, how they're calling the image from "master-vfl172243.png" to display as it does is @ this point, beyond what my hobbyist background is able to explain. There's more to a YouTube page than meets the eye.

    Though I suspect there's been dramatic change since this "YouTube architecture" article surfaced, I think it'll provide an interesting overview to their earlier mechanics.
     
  10. davidlynch

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    thank you, GlobalForce :)
     
  11. GlobalForce

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    Sure David, was an adventure. Been wanting to get around to some of this stuff myself, you know, and get out of the :D page coding illiterate pool. If I decide to post asking about the mechanics I'll be sure and leave reference, OK. I'd kinda like to have someone give me a quick rundown ....

    Regardless - that Web Developer toolbar's a real handy item, one well worth check'in out!
     
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